I have been using Capture One Pro 10 a lot this year and have formed my experience into a review of the software for Photography Blog.
To see my review of the latest iteration of the high-end camera maker Phase One’s 'digital asset management' (DAM), raw converter and photo editing software, follow the link below.
Spoiler alert, I rather like it...
Adobe's 'DAM' software such as Lightroom and Raw are undoubtedly more popular than COP - I have primarily used Adobe CC for all my image editing and management for many years now.
Yet, through 'untainted' eyes and in fact in its own right, COP has become a great bit of software. In version 10, Phase One has brought COP to a point where it does genuinely compete with the big boys like Lightroom, while providing its own unique features (some genuinely useful) and advantages (tethered shooting being an obvious one).
Ultimately we are creatures of habit and bringing change to one's own image editing and workflow takes much persuading. I like COP10, but by default find myself using Adobe Raw. However for images I really like I tend to put the extra time in now with COP10.
Getting photographers to make the switch to COP is the big hurdle for Phase One to overcome. However, the hard graft has been done to make the software a credible alternative and I'd recommend it.